Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Giles Baker from Dolby

This Sunday night at the Oscar Awards. Dolby is bringing the true sound and atmosphere to billions of people at home watching. You will feel like you are right there. I had to know more. So I placed a call to Dolby and got the Senior VP. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Giles Baker. Three Best Picture Nominees at This Year’s 88th Annual Academy Awards Feature Dolby’s Latest Sound and Picture Technology Join Us From the Heart of Hollywood to Learn How Dolby is Enhancing the Movie Experience in Theaters and in Your Home! WHAT: Whether it’s the wind blowing through trees in a movie, your favorite tunes filling your headphones at the gym, footsteps lurking behind you in a video game, or the sight of a breathtakingly bright and vivid sunset on your TV - Making experiences come alive through technology is the magic of Dolby. For 38 straight years, films with Dolby audio have earned Oscar nominations for outstanding sound, and Hollywood’s top producers and directors continue turning to Dolby to provide the tools that bring their visions to life in movie theaters. This year’s Best Picture nominees The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Revenant were all produced featuring the latest sound and visual technology available – Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. In fact, all of the Oscar-nominated films in the Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories this year were released with Dolby technologies, with nine out of 10 released in Dolby Atmos! It doesn’t end there. Dolby has been hard at work creating the technology that will allow consumers to have that same magical experience at home! WHO: While you wait to hear those famous words “and the Oscar goes to….,” get the inside look at how Dolby is making movie magic with Giles Baker, Senior VP, Broadcast Business Group. Giles is available to talk about the Dolby Theatre and its conversion for the Oscars, Dolby’s role with Oscar nominated films, and how Dolby makes the Oscars sound amazing from inside the theater to the Academy Awards show heard around the world. As Senior Vice President, Broadcast Business Group, Giles Baker leads Dolby's engagement with the broadcast industry, delivering technology and innovations that continue to raise the standard of entertainment experiences across the world. Giles leads a global team that builds complete industry solutions—from content production to distribution and playback—bringing immersive entertainment experiences to connected devices, TVs, and set-top boxes. Under Giles's leadership, Dolby solutions have been integrated into national standards and adopted by operators and manufacturers that are addressing the transition to digital broadcast, from Northern Europe to the Middle East and Asia. Dolby also has unveiled innovations in the visual experience, including Dolby 3D, a suite of technologies designed to deliver full HD 3D content to 3D-enabled devices, including glasses-free displays. Before joining Dolby in 2010, Giles spent nearly 10 years in business leadership roles at Adobe Systems, where he was responsible for professional video software. Previously, he was responsible for the professional DVD-authoring business at Sonic Solutions.

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